The Second Annual CHI-St. Joseph Health Foundation’s Gran Fondo took place under picture perfect weather recently, and the event director tells Navasota News it went “very well.”
Donovan French, CHI-St. Joseph’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, says there were more corporate sponsors, and although the final count isn’t in, there were also more riders at Sunday’s event, timed to hopefully maximize the number of participants. And French says they pretty much nailed it.
By scheduling it a month ahead of the MS-150 that rides out of Houstin into Austin, so that riders could use it as a training ride, and it looks like that was a pretty good stratagey for us. French says there were those who paid the $75 event fee, and those paying a much lower fee because of individual sponsors. And they traveled along four different routes through Brazos, Burleson and Grimes counties, to accommodate those with different levels of riding expertise.
French also reports an increase in both individual riders and those who were willing to round-up their own supporters at CHI-St. Joseph’s Second Signature Cancer Services Event.